Drastic Decline of the Great Barrier Reef: save the Environment or the Economy?

Iris Segers, Editor (Oceania)   QUEENSLAND - The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) reported that in the past 27 years, the coral coverage of the Great...

Tamil Asylum Seeker’s Fears Lead to Self-Immolation

A desperate Tamil asylum seeker would rather die in Australia than be sent back to Sri Lanka, where the government still persecutes Tamils after...

Remembering Stella Young

Stella Young, a comedian, writer and disability advocate who suffered from osteogenesis imperfecta, has died unexpectedly. MELBOURNE - Stella Young, who described her condition of...

O’Farrell Gracefully Resigns As NSW Premier Over ICAC

Former Australian New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell fell on his own sword during ICAC hearings in Sydney. Usually, departing politics is an occasion when...

Federal Government to Challenge ACT Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Anthony Segaert, Correspondent (Oceania)   CANBERRA - The Federal Government is set to challenge the ACT’s recently introduced same sex marriage laws in the High Court...

Billabong Shares Plummet Down After Non-takeover

Iris Segers, Editor (Oceania)   QUEENSLAND - Private equity firm TPG has announced to walk away from the expected takeover of Australian surf brand Billabong, causing Billabong's...

$1.2 Billion spent on detention centres for asylum seekers

"Cruel" policy costing Australian taxpayers $1.2 billion. CANBERRA - The Australian government has spent more than $1.2 billion (AUD) of taxpayers money in one year...

Australia Welcomes Refugees Fleeing ISIL

Australia will welcome up to 4,400 refugees most at risk from ISIL in Syria and Iraq, under the Special Humanitarian Programme CANBERRA — Australia has set...

Australia Sends Asylum Seekers to Papua New Guinea

Correspondent (Oceania)   CANBERRA -  Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, has announced that unauthorised asylum seekers arriving to the country by boat will be sent to...

Tonga Prepares for ‘Catastrophic’ Winds as Cyclone Ian Approches

Anthony Segaert, Editor (Oceania)   'Catastrophic' winds are being predicted by Fijian forecasters for the northern parts of the Pacific Island of Tonga. Cyclone Ian has been labelled...